Tagged - family

Dear mom and dad: love is not enough

I need my parents to like me. I think everyone does. For so long, because they did not like me, I did not like myself.

Learning to say “I love you”

Grief is a fickle thing. One second, you feel fine, and the next it pierces the fibers of your soul with such precision you don’t know if you’re terrified or grateful of the feelings it elicits.

How to survive Thanksgiving with your family

At family gatherings, chaos is not a question of if but when. So how can you survive it?

The smells of cigarettes and alcohol

I never believed my parents to be addicts. Or maybe I did notice, but it never seemed wrong.

Everyone needs that one fan

I know that Poppy is still in the crowds, a golf cap fitted proudly on his head, cheering me on with a warm smile on his face.

Why COVID-19 is more than just numbers

Not everyone is healthy and young and able to support themselves.